THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU!
Ladies. You absolutely blew us away.
From the bottom of our hearts, we want to thank everybody that joined with us and gave to St. Jude.
Shay and I are both just so overwhelmed with emotion about how our little community showed up in such a HUGE way! The amount of good that this money is going to do makes us so so proud. So many families are going to benefit from YOUR generosity!!!
SO, WHAT WAS OUR DONATION TOTAL?
YOU MIGHT WANT TO SIT DOWN.
We raised…..drum roll please…..
I’m absolutely blown away.
And we raised that amount in less than 48 hours. Y’all are INCREDIBLE.
So, let’s put this into perspective. How does $79,493 help? The recent results around Neuroblastoma research are a great example of this!
- Neuroblastoma is a cancer of the nervous system that is diagnosed in about 700 people in the United States annually. Sadly, most of those patients are 5 years old or younger. Despite aggressive therapy, nearly half of patients diagnosed with high-risk neuroblastoma die of their disease.
- Researchers at St. Jude have found that when a particular antibody manufactured on the St. Jude campus is administered throughout treatment to high risk Neuroblastoma patients while enrolled in this clinical trial the three-year disease-free survival was nearly 74%!
- This is life changing for the 64 patients that were a part of this clinical trial at St. Jude!
- This promising treatment protocol will move on to other medical institutions throughout the country to be replicated in order to verify that it is effective.
- If results are replicated at other institutions, it will change treatment protocol for high-risk Neuroblastoma and improve survival rates for children around the world!
The children enrolled in this trial, like all St. Jude patients, will never receive a bill for their treatment, travel, food, or housing while being treated at St. Jude. Below is a breakdown of what the funds you raised would cover for patients like these.
Here are a few examples (each bullet point would cost roughly $80,000):
- Three surgical procedures
- 54 days of chemotherapy treatment
- 144 Platelet Transfusions (almost every patient regularly has platelet transfusions during their treatment)
- One week of inpatient care
- Two Prostheses
ABSOLUTELY INCREDIBLE!!!!!!!!!! Our community has made such an impact for St. Jude!
Now remember, our St. Jude contact randomly picked 1 name from the donation log to win the THANK YOU PRIZE PACKAGE that we put together.
The lucky lady is Kelly Franks!!!!
KELLY! Thank you so much for donating! We e-mailed you this morning, so please e-mail us back asap to claim your prize!
We’re so happy for you, Kelly! You get all of these items that we love! Get excited about a Chloe tote bag FILLED with some of our favorite goodies!!! We’re talking over $2000 of FABULOUS items!!! (A HUGE thank you to Colleen Rothschild, Victoria Emerson, and Allie+Bess for donating their products for this prize package.)
Chloe bag / Sorel boots / tarte palette / Colleen Rothschild $250 Gift Card / weighted bangles / cheetah wrap bracelet and the entire STMT bracelet collection / Allie Bess “Tinsel” Stack / bow earrings / my favorite throw / Barefoot Dreams blardigan
Also, when we were making the final push last night, I told people if they shared our graphic on social media that 3 names would be drawn for a prize from me! I’m going to send the following 3 people a JUMBO SIZE Colleen Rothschild Cleansing Balm. I reached out to y’all this morning via Facebook or Instagram, so just respond with your mailing address and I’ll order a balm for you today!
- Dena Argerson (shared on facebook)
- @jeanna05 (shared on ig)
- @crystaladams1010 (shared on ig)
Again, a HUGE THANK YOU to all of you that joined with us to help raise money over the last 2 days. Both Shay and I are just so appreciative of your generosity and your willingness to give this holiday season! Y’all blessed so many families, and by doing so, you blessed us too. There is truly no limit to the reach of each dollar donated. Since St. Jude shares its research worldwide, one child saved at St. Jude means thousands more saved around the world. WE DID GOOD, Y’ALL!!!!!
This pajama set is sooooooooo soft, sooooooooooo comfy, and sooooooooooo flipping cute. I love the camo, I love the colorful stripes, I love the fit, I love the weight, I love it all. For size reference, I’m wearing a medium, which is pretty typical for me in pajamas. FYI: Two reviewers loved them, and 1 reviewer said they were too thin and see thru. But they aren’t see thru at all in this pattern, so I would just maybe shy away from the lighter colors.
Did y’all see my festive graphic tees post on Monday? I shared 9 tees and several sweatshirts, along with several outfit ideas in flat lays. Well, today I thought I would show some of the tees on.
This one wasn’t on Monday’s post because it hadn’t come in yet. Super cute, right?
For size reference, I’m wearing a medium in all of these tees. And they are all really soft!
I love a cute tee with a great message!
Merry Christmas with the Friends logo is just so fun!
Love the script and the Christmas lights!
Remember I did this flat lay on Monday? I loved the washed red of the tee paired with the olive green jacket.
Well, here it is on!
MY FAVORITE JEANS ON SALE
My jagged hem slim jeans just went 40% OFF!!!!!
These are the jeans I’ve worn the most frequently out of all my jeans over the last 4 months or so. I mean, they are the jeans I’m wearing in all of the graphic tee pics above, AND I’m going to do a huge outfit round up right now to prove that I wear them ALL. THE. TIME. I’m wearing the jeans in the next 8 outfits.
This drawstring hoodie sweater is fantastic, and the black is FINALLY BACK IN STOCK! The quality is unbelievable, and the style and fit is incredible. The material is nice and thick, and it looks and feels much more expensive than it is. For size reference, I’m wearing a small.
These jagged hem slim jeans are from Wit and Wisdom, which means they boast our beloved Ab-Solution technology. They are super stretchy, the suck you in in all the right places, and they are crazy flattering. AND NOW THEY ARE 40% OFF.
And these have a super fun jagged hem that’s totally on trend. I’m wearing my regular size 4, but most people size down in Wit and Wisdom jeans because of the stretch.
This lightweight cardigan is from either 1 or 2 years ago. It’s AWESOME. It’s sooooooooooo soft, it drapes perfectly, and it really is such an easy layer to add on top. It’s great with jeans, but it’s nice enough to wear to the office too. For size reference, I’m wearing a small.
This hooded pullover is fabulous and looks much more expensive than it is. It comes in 6 colors, all great for fall. For size reference, I’m wearing a small. Size up for a more generous fit.
Another close up of the jeans.
See how fun the hem is?!?
And how cute are these cheetah mules! They are classic and simple with a great pointy toe. They are comfy too! I ordered up 1/2 a size and they are fine, but I initially wished I would have stuck with my regular size. However, after looking at them in this picture, I’m not sure if I could have gone any smaller? I’ve already worn them several times and I’ve actually received a handful of compliments already! People die when I tell them they are from Amazon.
Most often cream-colored sweaters can easily be dressed up or down, and this one is no exception. I love it here worn casually with denim, but this sweater would look just as great dressed up with a nice pair of black slacks and heels for the office. The neck is an oversized funnel, and both the neck and the cuffs are ribbed for added interest. I love that the neck has some drama, but it’s not restrictive. It’s a light to medium weight, and it’s very soft, super cozy, and warm. The overall fit is perfectly relaxed. For size reference, I’m wearing a small.
This distressed camo pattern sweater is adorable. I love the weight of it, I love the quality, I love the colors, and I love the pattern. I also love the slight distressing on the neckline, cuffs, and hem. It’s got a bit of stretch to it, and I like that it’s not super fitted, but it’s not boxy at all. For size reference, I’m wearing a medium. It also comes in a pale yellow and charcoal grey combo.
I have no idea how I stumbled upon this pom pom sweater, but my goodness I am smitten. It is sooooo soft, it has a great amount of stretch in it, and it is beautifully made. I was a bit worried about pom pom placement, but it seems to be strategic, so there’s no unfortunate pom pom/nipple confusion happening. Haha! In addition to the adorable pattern, look at the sleeves! They are fitted at the cuff and so pretty. For size reference, I’m wearing a medium.
It looks very Anthro and looks wayyyyyy more expensive than it is.
And here’s a super relaxed fit chunky rib sweater in magenta. The color is gorgeous. For size reference, I’m wearing a medium, but I need a small.
MUST HAVE LEGGINGS IN COLORS with MY FAVORITE ATHLEISURE TEE
The MUST HAVE LEGGINGS in black (which are really a super dark grey) are probably my most worn leggings and they are ON SALE NOW!
And here’s where it all started….with the black tee and the “black” must have leggings (that are more of a really dark grey).
But the colors they have available now are great too! Some of the colors you are going to see below are no longer available, but I’m still showing them just because I want you to see that all color options available are awesome, it’s just a matter of finding your faves!
AND I LOVE these thin long sleeve tees as well. There are so many color options for both, and I hate to be bossy (no I don’t), but you probably need to add a colored pair of leggings and a colored tee to your closet. You can mix and match the leggings and the tees to your heart’s content. I HIGHLY recommend both. I’ve washed both the tee and the leggings countless times and they both look as great as the day I got them.
I LOVE THE LEGGINGS. I mean, of course I do. They’re a MUST HAVE after all. They are sooooooooooooooo soft (the softest leggings I own), so comfy, and so flattering. They have a high waist band, they have banded cuffs on the bottom, AND THEY HAVE POCKETS. They fit like leggings, but they have the styling of a jogger. They don’t have as much compression as other Zella leggings, but I like that these are just crazy comfy. To be honest, I’m obsessed. I’m wearing a small.
Another color option.
Annnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnd yet another color option.
I’ll wear this pink tee with black leggings for sure, but I think it’s super cute with the bright blue leggings as well. Again, I’m wearing a small in both pieces.
The leggings are FANTASTIC. If you have the black and love them, I encourage you to grab one of the color options as well.
Y’all are continuing to love the Santa Alerts, so I’m going to continue to find some great ones!
Ugg booties are always an excellent Christmas gift, and these just went ON SALE! SO cozy and comfy!
Do y’all remember the tweed Kurt Geiger bag I had last year? I loved it, and this classic black Kurt Geiger bag is NOW ON SALE.
I know Oribe hair products have a cult following, and this Oribe Dry Styling Holiday Set looks like a perfect gift.
YOU GUYS. This Sol De Janeiro gift pack has awesome products and makes such a nice presentation.
I don’t know a lady who wouldn’t love this Moroccanoil Mini Volume On The Go Set.
I’ve seen several influencers talk about this, but my friend Erika raves about this eye massager too, and now it’s ON SALE. Merry Christmas to me.
This Maracuja Juicy Lip set flew into my cart. I’ll put this in my own stocking!!! It’s a reduced price for the set at $35 (a $76 value!), but if you use the code 30OFF (today only), you can get the entire set for $24.50! WOW!
And this tarte palette colector’s set is a FANTASTIC deal right now. The set is already a reduced price of $45 (a $237 value). But with the code 30OFF (today only) you can get it for ONLY $34.50! CRAZY!
AMAZON BEAUTY SALE
There’s a pretty epic BEAUTY SALE going down over on Amazon right now! We’re talking 25% OFF and more on premium beauty skin care and facial devoices from MUCH BELOVED brands!
Click HERE for the entire sale.
I grabbed some of the most popular items for the collage below.
Elemis Eye Renewal ($31 OFF) / Peter Thomas Roth Vital E Age Defense Cream ($37 OFF) / NuFACE ($77 OFF) / Peter Thomas Roth body lotion / Elemis Pro Collagen Rose Cleansing Balm ($22 OFF!) / Philosophy Ultimate Miracle Worker Cream ($24 OFF) / pmd cleansing device ($29 OFF)
There’s a HUGE SALE right now at Kendra Scott. The more pieces you buy, the more you save. There are so many great new pieces that I really encourage you to hop over there and check it out. The bow pieces are adorable. I have the tiny earrings, and I’m pretty sure I need the necklace to match.
WEEK IN REVIEW
If you didn’t see Monday’s post, you need to go there right now and order a tee or sweatshirt immediately. This is me, telling you to be FESTIVE. I grabbed some sweatshirts too, but you’ll have to head to the post to see those. Click HERE.
Current Mood tee / Merry and Bright logo tee / You Serious, Clark? tee / Merry and Bright Christmas lights tee / Merry CHRISTmas tee / Merry and Bright tee / Joy Christmas Tree tee / Buffalo Plaid Merry Christmas tee / Merry Christmas tee (Friends logo)
That’s it, ladies! Hope you have a wonderful weekend with your people!